Monthly Archives: December 2009

After a dinner, I decided to hit up a local music shop called Rasputin’s. They got some good shit at that store. Unfortunately, I don’t have all the money in the world to afford everything in that store. So I compromise and try my luck with the dollar and 50 cent used record buckets. I always find interesting things pick ups. Here are a few of my purchases:

Stevie Wonder – Music of My Mind & Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

Sade – Diamond Life & The Chamber Brothers – The Time Has Come

I was pleasantly surprised to see the Marvin Gaye record in the dollar bucket. Equally surprised with the Stevie Wonder record. Two classic albums that added to the evolution of music.

Sade is a beautiful woman and a fucking amazing singer. She sings such a great amount of emotion in her music that I have to stop and just listen to her music.

The Chambers Brothers is a great pick up, as well. The band is probably best known for the song “The Time Has Come Today” and it is definitely one of the songs that defined the 60s. I used to listen to that song when I was young.

When I was young, around junior high age, I was really into 60’s pop music. Something about the generation of music attracted me to it and I wanted to find anything and everything that I could listen to. This is one of those songs. I didn’t know much about who the band was and I even thought a white guy sang the song. Wow.

It’s nice how everything comes full circle like that.

I love the simplicity in these shoes. I’m on a real black phase right now. Vans and Max Schaaf really put these shoes very well. Check out the Japanese blue waves on the shoe inserts. Plus, I got it on discount at Circle-A in Downtown San Jose.

I’m gonna be on a simple shoe binge for the next couple of months. First is some simple eras. Then the All-Black Janoskis from NikeSB.

I also love the packaging. Max Schaaf is a man who lives for skating and motorcycles. Check out the box. It looks like oil can boxes from the 50s. Oh, it also comes with handlebar covers for a bike. Might put these on my handlebars.